PUBLIC INSIGHT NETWORK

Social media bring a measure of celebrity

 

It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. We live in a time when people are obsessed with the idea of personal celebrity. With social media, we have allowed each and every human to feel like they have some sort of celebrity status, and it is reflected in this case. I already guard what I post. If anything, Edward Snowden’s information release has made me more reflective on what and how I share than this case. At the same time, I think if you know whom you follow or are friends with someone who posts so-called inappropriate things, you should not follow them.

Ryan Smith, Miami

Note: We asked members of the Public Insight Network— locals who have agreed to share their insights on current events for the Miami Herald and WLRN —if they reflected on their social media use in light of the South Miami man accused of killing his wife and posting her photo on Facebook. Have you read inappropriate Facebook posts? Tell us.Start informing our newsroom with your thoughts at MiamiHerald.com/insight.

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